Football: Poland loses friendly to Mexico
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The Polish national football squad has lost 0-1 to Mexico in a friendly match in Gdańsk that saw a lineup of less familiar faces fielded by Poland manager Adam Nawałka.
Poland's footballers pose for a photo before the start of the friendly with Mexico. Front from left: Maciej Rybus, Krzysztof Mączyński, Piotr Zieliński, Maciej Makuszewski, Tomasz Kędziora and Karol Linetty; back from left: Jakub Świerczok, Jarosław Jach, Thiago Cionek, Artur Jędrzejczyk and goalie Wojciech Szczęsny. Photo: PAP/Adam Warżawa
The match on Monday night was billed as a clash of two sides that had put up an impressive performance in qualifiers for next year’s World Cup in Russia.
The Polish side went into the match missing a number of key players, including star striker Robert Lewandowski.
The game’s only goal came from Raul Jimenez in the 13th minute.
On Friday, Poland drew 0-0 with Uruguay in another friendly game after the Poles had already booked their place in the World Cup.
The Polish team was playing its friendlies against Uruguay and Mexico at a time when eight other European sides, among them Italy and Sweden, were still battling it out in the qualifying playoffs to win a ticket to Russia.
Poland are ranked sixth worldwide by football's governing body FIFA, while Mexico are No. 16 in the FIFA table.
Source: TVP Sport